Intro: How to Make Paper Flowers
Origami is the japanese art of paper folding. It's an art form not many have the patience to master, but once you learn to create beautiful shapes from a simple paper, you can impress friends and family with your art.
I'm gonna teach you how to make an origami flower, simple to make and with a beautiful result.
It might take some patience, since origami requires some pretty exact folds, but once you finally master it, I guarantee you that you will know how to make something thats a great gift, an uncommon talent, and a good little talent to show people.
This origami flower can help you master other origami forms, since its got some complex forms made through simple folding.
Hope you enjoy!
Step 1: What You'll Need
What you'll need to make the flower is a piece of square paper.
It doesn't need to be origami paper, the only thing that maters is that its square.
If you don't have a square piece of paper don't worry you can make one with
*A Piece of Printer Paper
Step 2: If You Don't Have Square Paper ...
- Take the printer paper
*Use a pencil to mark the line that was made between the triangle and the rectangle
*Using scissors, cut along the line
Voila there you have a square!
Step 3: First Fold
Have the color you want to have on the outside of the flower facing upwards.
Fold the paper in half forming a rectangle.
Step 4: Fold Sideways
Fold it sideways now. Look at the pictures
You should end up having a small square
Step 5: Fourth Fold
Now this is where it starts getting tricky
Take a flap and open up a half of the square.
Flatten the square into a triangle.
Again please Look at the Pictures
Step 6: Flatten the Other Square
Now Flatten the other square
Step 7: First Actual Fold
By now you shoud have a triangle.
Take one flap and flatten it.
Try to align the creases, that way the flower will come out symmetrical
Step 8: Crease
Take the flaps from the diamond shape created and fold them to the line.
Then unfold them to make a crease.
Note: Crease means to mark the shape
Step 9: The Trickiest Part
OK Now this is the trickiest part of the flower so you might want to look at the pictures a couple of times to understand.
Lift the bottom flap (the point of the diamond shape) up.
Fatten it making sure that the bottom flap stays over the top flap. Like I said You might want to take an extra look at the pictures.
Step 10: Almost Done
Turn it over clockwise.
Now take the bottom flap of the diamond and fold its corners inside, just like the previous step.
Step 11: 4 More Times
Now take another flap of the triangle and repeat steps 7-10 on the remaining three flaps
Step 12: Make the Flower Bloom
Take a flap and fold it down. Repeat with the other flaps.
Step 13: Done!
There You have a flower!
It'll probably look irregular or some pars will look diffrent than others, but don't worry, you just need some practice.
After a while you'll start to see the difference.
Step 14: If You Want
If you want you could roll the petals with a pencil like so: